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Tag Archives: March/April 2017

Spray Foam in Canada: Editorial Contributions by Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)

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National Research Council of Canada’s Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) Ensures Code Compliance for Non-Standardized Products By Bruno Di Lenardo, Evaluation Officer, Canadian Construction Materials Centre Editor’s Note: In response to questions generated by the Editorial Spotlight  “No Shortcuts to Safety” in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue, we offer the following information by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC). The Canadian ...

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Executive Outlook: Doug Brady

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A Conversation With Doug Brady, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Demilec By Jen Kramer With a presence in the United States and Canada, Demilec is one of the oldest spray foam manufacturers in existence. Doug Brady, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, sat down with Spray Foam Magazine to discuss the growth of the industry, both in Canada ...

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Of Foam And Fish

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Spray polyurethane foam helps efficiently and effectively insulate an 84-gross-ton fishing vessel from the frigid waters in which she sails. By Jen Kramer One hundred thousand pounds of fish. By any measure, that is a big haul. Now imagine a ship with a fish hold large enough to contain a catch that substantial. It would have to be pretty well insulated, wouldn’t ...

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A Sweet Duet

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SPF insulation and a Tiny Home combine in a symphony of savings for a world-renowned musician. By Jen Kramer The tiny home trend is sweeping the nation. According to the U.S. Census, the average size of an American home is 2,600 square feet, while the average size of a tiny home is 500 square feet. That’s a noticeable difference. A ...

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Thinking Outside The Tank

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Constant wind, tiny isopods, a busy site, and a compressed deadline – this tank project presented multiple challenges for the unfazed foam crew. By Jen Kramer The power company knew that their 12,600-square-foot, 40-foot-tall, 70-foot-diameter, 1,000,000-gallon, service water tank was in need of exterior insulation. Although it was not yet corroded, given the elements and the location, it was just ...

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Measuring Thermal Performance

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By Robert Naini What do you think of when you hear the words thermal performance? Do you think of insulation, R-Value, energy efficiency? That’s a good start, because it’s all of them; it’s how something performs with respect to temperature. But how do you measure thermal performance? Let’s consider a simple example that many of us are familiar with, a ...

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Dressing For Success: Fall Protection & PPE

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By Jim Koch, National Roofing Manager Accella Roofing Systems Often spray polyurethane foam jobsites require that crews work at elevation. Whether this entails spraying foam onto ceiling joists in a residential attic or applying a new roofing system onto a 24-story building, there are strict rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and ...

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Spray Foam Insulation Helps Depression-Era Building Go Platinum

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Spray polyurethane foam insulation brought a 1930’s building into the 21st century and enabled the redeveloped Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh to educate tomorrow’s leaders in research, technology, and business. By Joe Stockdale, Industry Relations Manager, Commercial Manager, Covestro LLC For more than seven decades, Pittsburgh’s Connelley Trade School trained students in a diverse range of vocational skills needed for building, ...

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Leakproof: A Polyurea Installation

Global Coat installed a polyurea liner to Louisiana town's water tank

A polyurea installation repairs structural damage of a steel water tank located in a small Louisiana town. BY JUAN SAGARBARRÍA While Pollock, Louisiana might not resonate with folks from nearby or outlying states as much as the characteristic jazz music and Cajun-inspired cuisine of New Orleans or the famed bayous around the eastern banks of the Mississippi River around Baton ...

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Harley Heaven

Spray Foam Roofing with SWD Urethane products to a Harley-Davidson store in Scottsdale, Arizona

A spray foam roof protects motorcycles inside world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership. BY JUAN SAGARBARRÍA When GoDaddy.com founder Bob Parsons decides to make an investment, he goes BIG. Take one of his latest acquisitions: A mega-sized dealership in Scottsdale, AZ that is marked to be the largest space housing Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the world. Therefore, this dealership is now a heaven ...

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